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Went down to 18" Black Rhino "Boxer" wheels and Continental "Terrain Contact" tires in 245/60 R18. Wanted a good tire for the snow, trips out on the fireroads to our favorite creek swimming hole and still a quiet ride on the freeway. I can only attest to the freeway noise at this point and these tires are very quiet, I think they're even quieter than the stock tires. They also softened up the ride a little bit as the larger tires eat up some of the bumps.
 

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Went down to 18" Black Rhino "Boxer" wheels and Continental "Terrain Contact" tires in 245/60 R18. Wanted a good tire for the snow, trips out on the fireroads to our favorite creek swimming hole and still a quiet ride on the freeway. I can only attest to the freeway noise at this point and these tires are very quiet, I think they're even quieter than the stock tires. They also softened up the ride a little bit as the larger tires eat up some of the bumps.
Curious what the out the door cost was as well as your fuel economy going forward.
 

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Another thread, yet no one wants to acknowledge the 1250lb load rating on these rims? I am glad someone tried a 40OFF rim with stock size and no rubbing.
 

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Went down to 18" Black Rhino "Boxer" wheels and Continental "Terrain Contact" tires in 245/60 R18. Wanted a good tire for the snow, trips out on the fireroads to our favorite creek swimming hole and still a quiet ride on the freeway. I can only attest to the freeway noise at this point and these tires are very quiet, I think they're even quieter than the stock tires. They also softened up the ride a little bit as the larger tires eat up some of the bumps.
Another thread, yet no one wants to acknowledge the 1250lb load rating on these rims? I am glad someone tried a 40OFF rim with stock size and no rubbing.
Eeek, yeah that's a little scary...
 

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I found these http://https://www.methodracewheels.com/collections/rally-wheels/products/502-rally-matte-black?variant=9365188018212. They have an 1850lbs load rating and IMO look better than the boxer rim. Sold out for now :crying:
They look good, but I believe the offset will be the killer I don't think the MR501's fit either. I would have to find the post by Robert who said they wouldn't fit

https://www.ascentforums.com/forum/...eefier-tire-recommendations-12.html#post45141


18's in the MR501 will fit, the 17's wont (from the post)
 

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They look good, but I believe the offset will be the killer I don't think the MR501's fit either. I would have to find the post by Robert who said they wouldn't fit

https://www.ascentforums.com/forum/...eefier-tire-recommendations-12.html#post45141
I believe the 17" Methods will not fit per Roberts very helpful test fitting. The 18" versions should clear the brakes without issue.

And yes, the offset on the MR502's may be too aggressive for a stock height Ascent, while the MR501 would be closer to OEM.
 

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Another thread, yet no one wants to acknowledge the 1250lb load rating on these rims? I am glad someone tried a 40OFF rim with stock size and no rubbing.
Whoa!

A Touring is 4600 lbs / 4 = 1150lbs already.
Incorrect method of determining rim ratings. Rims must exceed the half axle weight of the heaviest axle rating.

The rear axle rating on all trims is 3,296 pounds.

Thus, the absolute minimum acceptable rim rating is 1,648 pounds, which gives no safety margin, which is why I suggest 1,800, which accounts for shifting loads/weight, as well as human error in balancing loads front to back.
 

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They look good, but I believe the offset will be the killer I don't think the MR501's fit either. I would have to find the post by Robert who said they wouldn't fit

https://www.ascentforums.com/forum/...eefier-tire-recommendations-12.html#post45141

I believe the 17" Methods will not fit per Roberts very helpful test fitting. The 18" versions should clear the brakes without issue.

And yes, the offset on the MR502's may be too aggressive for a stock height Ascent, while the MR501 would be closer to OEM.
Correct and correct. They did look pretty though, but I had to work to put a piece of thin card stock through the near non existent gap.
 

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